Colour blocking, seventies revival and midi lengths are all big this spring season. But cropping up at shows such as John Galliano and Louis Vuitton there have been nudges towards a different direction: the East. Models strutted down catwalks in opulent jewel-toned kimonos, brandishing bamboo parasols and fluttering fans before their cat-like lashes.
But how can we interpret this look without looking like we're meant to be an extra in a production of The Mikado?
Firstly, keep things to a minimum- perhaps choose one aspect of the orientalism trend and integrate it into your wardrobe with some Western flair.
For the summer festivals by the beach...
Keep things loose and relaxed with a crocheted kimono and a wide-brimmed hat. Platform wedges and another layer to the geisha vibe.
For art galleries and roof terrace bars in the big city...
Make it minimal - a lux tee wrapped up inside a bright skirt with an obi belt.
For picnics and bicycle rides through idyllic countryside...
Is this cheating? Rodarte featured some pieces that gave a nod to dreamy royal blue scenes on white porcelain this season. Pair this sweet dress with even sweeter mary janes, and serve the cucumber sandwiches.
Any other trends that you think have been overshadowed this season?